Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

The Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BIMS) at UVA is a vibrant interdisciplinary graduate program committed to training PhD candidates in becoming the next generation of scientific leaders. We achieve this goal through an immersive curriculum coupled with rigorous research training and by providing students with the flexibility to tailor independent programs of didactic coursework. In parallel, we offer students a broad spectrum of research opportunities, delivered in partnership with the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Virginia.

Read about the many distinguishing features of our program and how you can train under world-renowned scientists who are committed not only to scientific discovery but also to mentoring and teaching.

Apply to BIMS

The online application system will begin accepting applications on September 1, 2019 and we encourage you to apply early. The deadline to submit an online application is December 1, 2019.

PHD Programs

The Doctor of Philosophy, a PhD, can be earned by students who successfully complete their studies in one of the degree-granting departments/entities that participate in the BIMS program.
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The UVA Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) prepares students for faculty and research positions of leadership in the biomedical sciences.
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SRIP (Summer Research Internship Program)

The School of Medicine offers a ten-week research internship to qualified undergraduates considering a career in biomedical research. Generous financial support, housing, and travel are provided to participants.
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